Its 3-months since the inception of Google's social networking tool: Google Plus. Google+ is now available to anyone who has a Google account; it no longer requires invites.
Vic Gundotra, Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, posted the following message to the Google Blog announcing open sign-ups:
For the past 12 weeks we've been in field trial, and during that time we've listened and learned a great deal. We're nowhere near done, but with the improvements we've made so far we're ready to move from field trial to beta.
You can just visit Google home page for joining Google Plus (as in image below). Once you click the link, you will be re-directed to Google Plus registration page. Furthermore if you roll over the blue arrow, the following popup appears: “You’re invited to join Google+.”
Google Plus has improved a lot, more quickly than any other Google product ever launched.
Google added support for
- Hangouts in the Android app and added the option to broadcast a Hangout (for limited users as of now). You can preview by clicking "Try Hangouts with extras": screensharing, sketchpad, Google Docs integration and named hangouts "for when you want to join or create a public hangout about a certain topic".
- The search box is now more useful because you can use it to find posts from your friends and from other Google+ users. Google also lets you restrict your results to people and save your search.
A Comscore report from August estimated that "in just one month, Google+ has captured 25 million visitors". Now when there is no restriction on the invites, the number will certainly grow.